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Link hotspots vs. action hotspots

I wanted to create a link from a page to an Excel spreadsheet in a shared server.

I wanted to create a link from a page to an Excel spreadsheet in a shared server.

As the file path may change I created a keyword document in the database with the file path (prefixed with file://). I then created a page with a link hotspot on it and used the @DBLookup function to look for the keyword document with the filepath.

However, if I moused over the link hotspot in the client, it kept bringing up the dreaded nlnotes.exe error and Lotus Notes would crash.

To get round this I created an Action Hotspot on the page and used @Command ([Execute] ; @DbLookup.......) instead of the link hotspot. This opens the link no problem.

This may help for linking in to other objects. This is not a problem in Notes 6 with the attachment editing.

Instead of @DBLookup use @Command ([execute] @dblookoup...)

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